Spring 2023 - HSCI 495 D100

Applied Health Science Project (4)

Class Number: 5664

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 9920, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Minimum 90 units completed.



A transdisciplinary approach to integrating and applying knowledge from both academic disciplines and non-academic fields to jointly develop innovative solutions to particular scientific and societal problems in human health. Coursework emphasizes collaboration and is based on community-embedded projects.


This course centres health promotion and social innovation while exploring interdisciplinary approaches to tackle social complexities. Through this course, students will learn how to centre equity while creating community centred innovative solutions they are interested in. Concepts explored in class inlude community engagement, health promotion, health equity, reflexive practice and more. How do these concepts show up in practice? What is the role of partnerships in community work and health service? What does it mean to work alongside equity seeking groups? Through practical experience, and selecting a problem area, this course will provide students with the opportunity to get delve deeper into these questions and gain the skills required to develop creative and effective solutions.


Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

Explore, analyze and think critically about developing innovative solutions to address community health inequities by:
  • Grounding the work in Equity Centred Design Framework
  • Working collaboratively in a team and applying course learnings into practice
  • Understanding the role of partner involvement, design and implementation of proposals, interventions or research to address community and wider health inequities 
  • Applying community engagement techniques by supporting a community based project based


  • Weekly Journal Submission 30%
  • Group Community Project 50%
  • Peer & Self Evaluation 20%


Readings will be provided in advance via Canvas.



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Registrar Notes:


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